Dr. Kathryn Herr

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Educational Foundations

Dr. Kathryn Herr

Office: University Hall 2161
Phone: (973) 655-6845
Email: herrk@mail.montclair.edu

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Degrees

  • PhD The Ohio State University
  • MSW Fordham Graduate School of Social Services
  • BS Millersville University

 

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Publications

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Published:

Books 

Herr, K. & Anderson, G.L. (forthcoming 1/05).  The Action Research Dissertation: A Guide for Students and Faculty.  Sage Publications. 

Anderson, G.L. & Herr, K. (Eds.) (under contract)  Encyclopedia of Activism and Social Justice (3 volumes). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publ. 

Anderson, G.L., Herr, K. & Nihlen, A.S. (1994).  Studying Your Own School: An Educator's Guide to Qualitative Practitioner Research.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press (7th Printing; continued best seller). 

Refereed and Peer Reviewed Publications: 

Herr, K. (in press) Administrators mandating mediation: Tools of institutional violence cloaked in the discourse of reconciliation.  The International Journal of Leadership in Education.  

Herr, K. & Arms, E. (2004). Accountability and single sex classes: A collision of reform agendas. American Educational Research Journal, 41(3), 527-555. 

Herr, K. & Anderson, G.L. (2003).  Violent youth or violent schools? A critical incident analysis of symbolic violence.  The International Journal of Leadership in Education, 6(4), 415-433. 

*Gruenewald, D. & Herr, K. ( 2002).  Children, youth and sustainable development. In L. Nkemdirim (Ed.) Canada and United State of America: Overview of the physical and human dimensions of life support systems, In The  Encyclopedia of Life Support System. Developed under the auspices of the UNESCO Eolss Publ. Oxford, UK [http://www.eolss.net]  *Authors in alphabetical order. 

Herr, K. & Arms, E. (2002).  The intersection of educational reforms: Documenting the first year in a public middle school's single sex experiment.  In A. Datnow & L. Hubbard (Eds.). Doing Gender in Policy and Practice: Perspectives on Single Sex and Coeducational Schooling.  Routledge. 74-89. 

Anderson, G.L & Herr, K. (1999).  The new paradigm wars: Is there room for rigorous practitioner research in schools and universities?  Educational Researcher, 28 (5).  12-21, 40. 

Herr, K. (1999).  The symbolic uses of participation: Co-opting change.  Theory into Practice, 38 (4).  235-240.

Herr, K. (1999).  Unearthing the unspeakable: When teacher research and political agendas collide.  Language Arts, 77 (1).  10-15. 

Herr, K. (1999).  Private power and privileged education: De/constructing institutionalized racism.  Journal of Inclusive Education, 3 (2).  111-129. 

Herr, K. (1999).  Institutional violence in the everyday practices of school: The narrative of a young lesbian.  Journal for a Just and Caring Education, 5 (3).  242-255. 

Herr, K. (1997).  Learning lessons from school: Homophobia, heterosexism and the construction of failure.  Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services, 7 (4).  51-64. 

Herr, K. & Anderson, G.L. (1997).  The cultural politics of identity: Student narratives from two Mexican secondary schools.  International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 10 (1) 45-61.  

Herr, K. (1996).  Creating safe spaces in middle schools for the voices of girls and women.  Middle School Journal, 27 (5).  16-21. 

Herr, K.  (1995).  Action research as empowering practice.  Journal of Progressive Human Services, 6 (2).  45-58. 

Anderson, G.L., Herr, K. & Nihlen, A.S. (1994).  The politics of practitioner research in formal educational settings.  In G. Delgado & M. Rueda (Eds.) Investigacion Cualitativa en Educacion: Perspectivas Internacionales.  (Bilingual edition).  Mexico City: National University of Mexico (UNAM).  

Herr, K. & Anderson, G.L. (1993).  Oral history for student empowerment: Capturing students' inner voices.  International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 6 (3).  185-196. 

Anderson, G.L. & Herr, K. (1993).  The micro-politics of silence: Moving from diversity of bodies to diversity of voices in schools.  In C. Marshall & P. Zodhiates (Eds.) The 1992 Yearbook of Politics of Education Association: The New Politics of Race and Gender.  London: Falmer Press. 

Herr, K. & Anderson, G.L. (1993).  The struggle for voice: Institutional deafness and student diversity.  Ninth Annual Cross-Cultural Winter Roundtable Proceedings.  New York: Teachers' College Press. 

Anderson, G. & Herr, K. (1992).  Reclamando voces perdidos: Otorgandole poder a la voz estudiantil.  In M. Rueda & M Campos (Eds.), La Etnografia Educativa: Perspectivas de las Americas.  Mexico City: Center for Research and Educational Services (CISE), The National University of Mexico (UNAM). 

Herr, K. (1988).  Sex, babies and life: Young mothers reflect.  Equal Play, 3 (1), 25-27. 

Submitted for Publication: 

Herr, K.   Beyond creating criminals: Humanizing education for boys of color.  

Invited Publications 

Herr, K. (in press).  Reconsidering “problem” students.  J. Kincheloe (Ed.) Questions about Classroom Teaching.           

Herr, K. (forthcoming).  Adolescence.  F. English (Ed.) The SAGE Encyclopedia of Educational Leadership and Administration.  Sage Publications. 

Herr, K. (forthcoming). At-risk students.  F. English (Ed.) The SAGE Encyclopedia of Educational Leadership and Administration.  Sage Publications. 

Herr, K. (forthcoming).  Problematizing the ‘Problem’ Teen: Reconceptualizing Adolescent Development.  J. L. Kincheloe & R. A. Horn, Jr. (Eds.)  Education and Psychology: An Encyclopedia. Greenwood Publishing Co. 

Herr, K. (forthcoming).  Honoring student voice through teacher research.  In F. Duff, L. Keefe, V. Moore (Eds.) Students with Disabilities Speak Out About Their School Experiences.  Brooks Publishing.                         

Herr, K. (2003).  Institutional violence in the everyday practices of school: The narrative of a young Lesbian.  In L.D. Baker (Ed.) Life in America: Identity and Everyday Experience.   Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing, 240-247  (Reprinted from Journal for a Just and Caring Education).

Anderson, G.L., Bentley, M., Gallegos, B., Herr, K. & Saavedra, E., (1998).  Teaching within/against the backlash: A collective dialogue about power and pedagogy in the 1990's.  In  R. Chavez Chavez & J. O'Donnell (Eds.) Speaking the Unpleasant: The Politics of Nonengagment in Multicultural Education.  Albany, NY: SUNY Press.  274-295. 

Anderson, G.L., Herr, K. & Nihlen, A. (1996).  What does practitioner research look like? Teaching and Change, 3 (2), 173-206.  (Reprinted from Studying Your Own School). 

Bentley, M. & Herr, K. (1996).  Contextualizing the development of adolescent girls: The missing piece in HIV prevention.  In M. Moore & M. Forst (Eds.) AIDS Education: Reaching Diverse Groups.  Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.  

Herr, K. (1993).  "Something to keep the relationship holding": Victoria, a pregnant adolescent.  In R. Donmoyer & R. Kos (Eds.) At-Risk Students: Portraits, Policies, Programs and Practices.  Albany, NY: SUNY Press. 119-134.

 

Presentations

Refereed Conference Presentations - National/International 

2004

Teaching other people’s sons: White teachers and male students of color.  Paper presented at the 25th Annual Ethnography in Educational Research Forum, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2/04.

Issues in Chicano/Latino Education, symposium presentation at National Association of Chicano/Chicana Studies, Albuquerque, NM, 3/04. 

Creating a New Handbook for Achieving Gender Equity through Education, symposium presentation for the American Educational Research Association Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, 4/04.

Listening to Students, Looking at Student Work, symposium presentation for the American Educational Research Association Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, 4/04.

Teaching Other People’s Sons: White Teachers and Male Students of Color, paper presentation at the American Educational Research Association Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, 4/04.

2003 

Violent youth or violent schools? A critical incident analysis of symbolic violence (with Gary L. Anderson), paper presented at the American Educational Studies Association Conference, Mexico City, Mexico. 

Accountability and single gender reform: Implications for curriculum and instructional practice, (with E. Arms), presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.

The Empire Strikes Back: A Discussion of the Implications of the National Research Council’s Report, Scientific Research in Education, for Action Research and Other Strategies Designed to Bridge the Research-Practice Gap, (multiple participants), interactive symposium presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL. 

A Gendered Accounting of AERA Journals: Looking Back, Charting the Future, symposium presentation at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.

2002 

Cultivating Gender Bending in the Classroom: Boys Crossing Over, presented at the American Educational Studies Association Conference, Pittsburgh, PA (Oct 30-Nov. 3).

Administrators Mandating Mediation: Tools of Institutional Violence Cloaked in the Discourse of Reconciliation, paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA. 

2001 

Where the Boys Are: All-Male Classes in a Public Middle School, paper presented at the 2nd Annual Ethnography in Education Conference, UC-Santa Barbara/CSU-LA, Los Angeles, CA. 

Teaching "Real Boys": Lessons Learned from a Middle School's Single Sex Experiment, paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Seattle, WA.

The Intersection of Educational Reform: Single Gender Academies in a Public Middle School, paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Seattle, WA, (with Emily Arms). 

Giving Schools the Business: The Construction and Marketing of University-Based Educational Research, paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Seattle, WA (with Gary Anderson). 

Teaching "Real Boys": Lessons from a Public Middle School's Single Sex Experiment, paper presented at the 18th Annual Teachers College Winter Roundtable on Cross-Cultural Psychology and Education, NY, NY. 

2000 

Transforming Schools from Within: School Wide Inquiry and the Processes of Authentic Reform, paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA. 

Teacher/Student Research: Making a Difference, Meeting the Challenge, paper presented at the First Annual Ethnography in Education Conference, UC-Santa Barbara/CSU-LA, Los Angeles, CA. 

Education for "Other People's Children" - Problematizing Standardized Testing, paper presented at University Council of Educational Administration, Albuquerque, NM. 

1999 

Problematizing the Sacred in the Education of Teachers: The Co-optation of Teacher Research, paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Montreal, Canada. 

Unearthing the Unspeakable: When Teacher Research and Political Agendas Collide, paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Montreal, Canada.  

1998 

Learning Lessons from School: Homophobia, Heterosexism, and the Construction of Failure, paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA. 

Symbolic Uses of Participation: Co-opting Change, paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA. 

1997 

A Privileged Education: De/Constructing Issues of Race in One Private School, paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL. 

Discussant for Symposium: Facilitating Transformative Learning with Teachers in Collaborative Contexts: The Role of the Facilitator, at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL. 

1996 

The Hidden Curriculum of Violence: The Experience of Being Female in Schools, paper presented at the American Educational Studies Association Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada. 

Co-optation Through Legitimation: Controlling the Discourse of Change, paper presented at the American Educational Studies Association Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada. 

Everyday Practices of Violence: The Micropolitics of Being Female in School, paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, NY, NY (with Gary Anderson). 

Talking Back From the Third Wave: A Multi-Voice Dialogue Among Women - A Forum for Examining the "Color Divide" in the Construction of Gender in Academe, presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, NY, NY (with multiple presenters).    

Discussant for Symposium: Emerging Social Identities of Students and Teachers in Schools: The Social Construction of Power and Privilege, Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, NY, NY.

1995 

A Gender Equity Lens on Educational Practices: Ensuring Success for Girls, paper presented at the 22nd Annual Conference, National Middle School Association, New Orleans, LA (with Mary Bentley). 

Finding Common Ground for Professional Development: An Interdisciplinary On-Site Program for Preservice Through Doctoral Level Educators, paper presented at the 22nd Annual Conference, National Middle School Association, New Orleans, LA (with Mary Bentley). 

Women's Experiences with Institutional Strategies of Silencing, paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA. 

Identity Politics: Rethinking Multicultural Education from a Critical Perspective, paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA. 

1994 

Becoming Somebody: The Cultural Politics of Student Voice, paper presented at Conference on Curriculum Theory and Classroom Practice, Banff, Alberta, Canada. 

A Developmental Lens for Educating Early Adolescent Girls, paper presented at the 21st Annual National Middle School Association Conference, Cincinnati, OH (with Mary Bentley). 

Practitioner Research as Critical Pedagogy: Back to Basics, paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA. 

When Practitioner Research Empowers: Lessons from the Field, paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA (with Gary Anderson).  

The Micro-Politics of Voice: Narrativity as a Path to Institutional Learning, paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA (with Gary Anderson). 

The Transformative Role of the School Social Worker in Legitimating Student Voice: From Psychologizing to Empowerment, paper presented at the 8th Annual Conference of the Bertha Capen Reynolds Society of Progressive Human Service Workers, Seattle, WA. 

1993 

The Implications of Openly Ideological Research for Site-Based Researchers, paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Atlanta, GA. 

Fostering Diversity: Crisis as an Opportunity for Growth, presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest, New Orleans, LA. 

Linkages Between Epistemology and Politics of Site-Based Research, paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Ethnography in Education Research Forum, Philadelphia, PA (with Gary Anderson). 

The Struggle for Voice: Institutional Deafness and Student Diversity, paper presented at the Winter Roundtable on Cross-Cultural Counseling and Psychotherapy, Teachers' College, NY. 

1991 

Oral History for Student Empowerment, paper presented at the Second Annual Inter-American Educational Ethnography Conference, Mexico City, Mexico (with Gary Anderson). 

The Context of Schooling for Pregnant and Parenting Teens, paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL. 

1990 

Adolescent Pregnancy: Implications for School Counselors, paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Boston, MA. 

1988 

Stories of Teenage Mothers, paper presented at the Tenth Annual Ethnography in Education Research Forum, Philadelphia, PA.  

Refereed Conference Presentations - State 

1997 

"Reality Bites": Girl Talk About Life, Love, and Learning, paper presented at the NM Women Studies Conference, Albuquerque, NM. 

1995 

Creating a Community of Inquiry: Teachers and Action Research, presentation at the West Thematic Workshop: Implementing Turning Points, National Middle School Association, Albuquerque, NM. 

Learning from the Lives of Gay and Lesbian Youth: Implications for Advocacy, School and Social Services, panel presentation at National Association of Social Workers Annual Conference, Albuquerque, NM. 

1989 

An Ethnography of Adolescent Pregnancy, paper presented at the National Association of Social Workers Annual Conference, Santa Fe, NM. 

Invited Keynote Presentations 

2005

Keynote Speaker – working title: Multiple Masculinities in the New Economy First annual International Globalization, Diversity and Education Conference, College of Education, Washington State University, Pullman, WA.

2003

Keynote Speaker,–  “The History and Contributions of Practitioner Research, Title III Strengthening Institutions Conference, Landmark College, VT, Nov. 2003.

2002 

Keynote Speaker: "Youth and Sustainable Development", The North American Association for Community of Inquiry 5th Bi-Annual Conference, sponsored by The Institute for the Advancement of Philosophy for Children, Montclair, NJ.  

1998 

Keynote Speaker: "Studying Your Own School", Second Annual Action Research Conference, University of CO-Denver and Metro Partner Schools, Denver, CO. 

1997 

Keynote Speaker (with Gary Anderson): The "How To" of Practitioner Action Research", Four Corners Action Research Conference, Albuquerque, NM. 

Keynote Speaker (with Gary Anderson): "Studying Your Own School", Spring Conference, Fort Lewis College, Teacher Education Division, Durango, CO. 

Keynote Speaker: "Designing Therapy Groups for Adolescents", NM Group Psychotherapy Society, Albuquerque, NM.

 

Service

Appointed to AERA's standing committee: Scholars and Advocates for Gender Equity, 2001-4
AERA Program area chair, Scholars and Advocates for Gender Equity, 2003-4
Division B (Curriculum) Section Co-Chair for the American Educational Research Association, 1996 

Editorial board – “Handbook of Research on Social Foundations of Education” (2002-present) 

Editor, Youth and Society, 1994 - present
Co-Editor, 1992-1994 

Guest editor (with Gary Anderson) - The Politics of School Restructuring: Deconstructing the Discourse of Participation, Theory Into Practice, 1999. 

Reviewer, Research in Middle Level Education
                 Educational Researcher
                 Teaching and Teacher Education
                 American Educational Research Journal
                 International Journal of Leadership in Education
                 Anthropology and Education Quarterly 

Member, School Restructuring Board, New Futures Alternative School for Pregnant and Parenting Teens, Albuquerque Public Schools, 1992-2000. 

Advisory Board – Gender Specific Strategies for Girls in the NM Juvenile Justice System

Professional Association Memberships

  • American Educational Research Association
  • American Association of University Women
  • National Association of Social Workers
  • National Middle School Association
  • American Educational Studies Association
  • Social Welfare Action Alliance

Leadership Positions in Professional Organizations

  • I edit Youth and Society, an interdisciplinary journal.
  • I am on the editorial board for the International Journal of Leadership in Education.
  • I review manuscripts periodically for:
    • Anthropology and Education Quarterly
    • Urban Education
    • American Educational Research Journal
    • Research in Middle Level Education
    • Educational Researcher

Work With Schools and Other Agencies

  • Book Properties - Drafts of Books: Allyn & Bacon, Person/Merrill Prentice Hall, Cambridge Books, Routledge Books
  • American Ed Research Assoc: Proposals for annual program
  • American Educational Studies Association: Proposals for annual program

 

Awards 

2001    OFAC Grant, University of NM, $500. 

1998    Center for Teaching Excellence, Effective University Instruction Research Grant (with Gary Anderson and Elizabeth Saavedra) $2,400. 

1996    OFAC Grant, University of NM, $1900. 

1995   NM Education Dept. Grant, HIV Education Program (with Mary Bentley) $37,313. 

1991   Media Research Scholarship, Center for Population Options, $5000. 

1987  Graduate Associate Teaching Award, The Ohio State University

 

Projects

Scholarly Interests and Specialties

  • Action research
  • Youth studies
  • Fit/lack of fit between students and schools or other institutions
  • Criminalization of youth
  • Multiple masculinities and boys of color
  • Urban education
  • Adolescence

Specialization

I am interested in qualitative and action research methods. Most recently I am completing a study of the first public middle school to move to single-sex academies/classes on a school-wide basis. Beyond this I am interested in issues of youth, youth violence and the fit/lack of fit between diverse youth and institutions of education.

 

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